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Game Scores & Details: Day Three, Week Two,
Wednesday 12/11/02--(Dec. 12, 2002)

Sorry we're so late, but we got hung up with some very heavy work (yes, we mean real work).  Better late than never.  Here are the details of games played on Wednesday, December 11, 2002.....Not all the games played, but all the games played that we could find details about or that people alerted us to via e-mail.  If there's a score we've neglected to report, let us know. 

Tournament Game Scores For Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002

Arlington Tournament
Pool Play

Etiwanda 69, Norco 53--Darren Collison and Ethan Leano each scored 11 points for Etiwanda (3-0), which led 41-25 at halftime. Jeremy Black and Adam McDowell each had 13 points for Norco.

Rancho Cucamonga 61, Trabuco Hills 49--Jordan Dunagan had 22 points for Rancho Cucamonga (2-1).

Arroyo Tournament

La Canada 70, Arcadia 52--Billy Hofman scored 21 points to lead La Canada (3-0). Drew Wheat scored 18 for Arcadia.

Los Altos 62, Arroyo 59--Freshman Chapelle Brown made two free throws with 18 seconds left to give Los Altos (2-0) its final margin of victory. Dylan Rogers scored 16 points for Los Altos. Buu Tran scored 20 points for Arroyo (1-3).

West Covina 56, Keppel 46 -- Jabir Jinna led all scorers with 19 points and Kevin Avar added 10 for the Bulldogs in their victory over the Aztecs. Jinna and Avar combined to go 10 for 10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, ensuring victory for West Covina (2-2). Andrew Gomez led the struggling Aztecs with 18 points and Tri Hoang scored eight in the loss. Keppel is now 1-7 this season.

Walnut 69, Arroyo Valley 35--Ricky Fischer had 20 points and Dreshawn Vance added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Walnut (5-0). Walnut will play La Canada in a semifinal at 6 p.m. on Thursday.


Workman 52, South El Monte 44 --Derek Fowler scored 16 points and Myren Butler scored 14 for the Lobos in their victory over the Eagles. Workman improved to 2-1.Arthur Wright hit the game-winning shot with four seconds remaining for the Alhambra High School boys basketball team in its 49-48 victory over El Monte in the first round of the El Rancho Tournament Wednesday night. Wright finished the game with six points and 13 rebounds and Derick Aroen had a team-high 15 points for the Moors, who improved their record to 2-1. Andrew Gutierrez had a game- high 16 points for the Lions.

Los Altos 62, Arroyo 59--  Dylan Rodgers had 16 points, including three 3-pointers in the Conquerors victory over the Knights. Anthony Garcia added 15 points and Daniel Bohannon had nine for Los Altos, which remained perfect at 2-0. Buu Tran led the Knights with 20 points and Kevin Zhang had 18 for Arroyo, which fell to 1-3.

Canyon Country (Canyon) Tournament
Pool Play

Calabasas 85, Canoga Park 62--David Hoffman scored 20 points, Steve Saunders added 19 points and 12 rebounds and brother Jason Saunders chipped in 17 points, 9 rebounds and five blocks for Calabasas (3-0). Anre Anduha had 20 points for Canoga Park (1-1).

Carpinteria Carbajal Classic Tournament

Oaks Christian 51, Lakewood 48--Senior guard Doug Peterson scored 14 points and dished out seven assists, but the Lancers (2-3) fell in pool play at Carpinteria High.  Lakewood will face Righetti today at 6:15 p.m. in pool play at Carpinteria.   Aron Cline scored 21 points and hit a three pointer with two seconds to play to lead Oaks Christian (2-1).

Rio Mesa 66, Carpinteria 48--Playing its second game of the season, Carpinteria High couldn't keep up with Rio Mesa on the opening day of the Frank Carbajal Classic, dropping a 66-48 decision to the Spartans on Wednesday night at the Carpinteria gym.  Senior guard Luke Moreno led Rio Mesa, 4-1, with 16 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets. Junior guard Brian Regan added 13 points.  Senior center Justin Lamar of Carpinteria led all scorers with 22 points, and junior guard David Horton scored 10. The Spartans led 32-22 at halftime. Carpinteria pulled to within 36-30 with three minutes left in the third quarter but could get no closer. The Warriors are 1-1.

Righetti 80, St. John Bosco 79--Senior Ben Paine stole the ball and scored with seven seconds remaining in overtime to give the Warriors a come-from-behind victory.  Paine finished with 15 points while fellow senior Aaron Subido tallied a team-high 22 for Righetti (6-0). Subido nailed a 3-pointer near the end of regulation to force the overtime period. St. John Bosco was a CIF finalist last season. Oaks Christian defeated Lakewood 51-48 on Aron Cline's 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Cathedral City-Palm Desert "Desert Cities" Classic Tournament
Pool Play

Cathedral City 83, Desert Hot Springs 57--Steven Shewmake scored 18 points for visiting Cathedral City (4-0). Bear Simerson added 15.  The Golden Eagles were led by Hershon Moore and Mateo Ortega, they scored 15 points apiece.

Redlands East Valley 66, Palm Desert 56--Senior 6-5 forward Ted Salter had a game-high 21 points, including 15 in the second half, as Redlands East Valley rallied to beat Palm Desert 66-56 on Wednesday in the second round of pool play at the Desert Cities Classic Tournament.  Senior 6-5 center Nate Dyke added 17 points 13 in the second quarter and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (4-2), who trailed 19-10 after the first quarter and 29-25 at halftime. Senior 6-0 guard Anthony Smith had seven rebounds and four steals, while sophomore guard Jacob Letson had six assists. The Wildcats, who outscored the Aztecs 41-27 in the second half, will play Palo Verde at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Cathedral City High School. The Aztecs, already young and inexperienced, lost starting guard Joe Taran to a broken ankle.  The good news, returning to active duty will be Quintin Watkins, who hasnít played because of personal reasons. In the loss, Palm Desert (1-2) got 24 points and five assists from Joe Johnson. Bobby Brock had 12 points and Justin Sobczyk scored 10 points.

Cerritos Valley Christian Tournament

Bolsa Grande 61, St. Paul 51--David Doan scored 26 points and James Tifrea added 11 to lead the Matadors past the Swordsmen (0-3). Doan also had six assists and four steals for Bolsa Grande (2-4).

La Salle 63, Costa Mesa 43--Mark Kelley scored 24 points to lead host La Salle (6-0). Costa Mesa is 2-1.

El Rancho Tournament
Pool Play

Alhambra 49, El Monte 48--Arthur White hit a ten-foot jump shot with four seconds remaining to lead Alhambra (2-1). Derric Allen scored 15 points for Alhambra. Andrew Gutierrez scored 16 points for El Monte (0-3).

Montebello 66, Bosco Tech 48--Ian Parks had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Michael Gonzales added 10 points for Montebello (2-1). Damian Reyes led Bosco Tech with 19 points.

Pacifica 54, Quartz Hill 52--James Estrada made two free throws with nine seconds remaining to lead Pacifica (4-2), which led by 19 points to start the fourth quarter. Pacifica's Brandon Harper had 25 points. Quartz Hill is 4-2.

Paramount 74, Pioneer 51--Senior guard Tony Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Pirates (3-1) past the Pioneers in a consolation-round game at El Rancho High.  Junior guard Anthony Hale also had 15 points and six rebounds while junior center Louis Saucedo had 12 points and nine rebounds for Paramount.

El Segundo Tournament

Championship Quarterfinals

St. Bernard 55, Pacific Hills 50--Nonso Nibo had 14 points and Jason Grimes added 13 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots for St. Bernard (3-3). Adam Krief scored 13 points for Pacific Hills. St. Bernard will play Garden Grove Pacifica in a semifinal at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Montebello 66, Bosco Tech 48--Ian Parks had a team-high 13 points for the Montebello High School boys basketball team in its 66-48 victory over Bosco Tech in the quarterfinals of the El Rancho Tournament Wednesday night. Damien Reyes led all scorers with 19 points for Bosco Tech, which lost steam after an early 14-7 lead in the first quarter. Rene Gomez added 10 points for the Oilers, who outscored Bosco Tech 44-13 combined in the second and third quarters. Montebello improved to 2-1 following the victory.

Pacifica 54, Quartz Hill 52--Brandon Harper scored 25 points and Jason Brock added 11 as the Mariners (4-2) defeated the Rebels (4-2).

St. Bernard 55, Pacific Hills 50 --Jason Grimes had 13 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks to help St. Bernard (3-3) advance to the semifinals. Nonso Nibo had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Vikings. Rocky Hinds added 12 points and three rebounds and Michael Pye had nine steals and five assists. St. Bernard plays Pacifica on Friday at 6 p.m.

Consolaton Quarterfinals

El Segundo 54, Salesian 36:--Deandre Mathieu led host El Segundo (1-5) with 13 points, including three 3-pointers and two assists. Dave Cryan added eight points and seven rebounds to help the Eagles pick up their first win of the season. Sinqua Walls added four points and eight rebounds.

Fullerton Gary Raya Classic
Pool Play

Fullerton 90, Eastside Christian 25--Darren Fells scored 23 points and Brett Hoerner added 20 points and 14 rebounds for Fullerton (3-0). Eastside Christian is 2-4.

Glendora Tournament

Bishop Amat 64, Alta Loma 48 -- Adam Encinas and Juan Canas each scored 12 points for the Lancers in their win over Alta Loma. Donald Smith chipped in with 10 points for Bishop Amat, which improved its record to 2-1.   Paul Porter scored 15 points to lead five Bishop Amat players in double figures.

Brea Olinda 58, Marin Catholic 55--Stanford-bound Evan Moore scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Brent Smith scored 14 points with 10 rebounds to lead Brea Olinda (1-0).

Glendora 89, Duarte 54--Justin Sapp scored 24 points and James Powell added 18 points for Glendora (2-0). Glendora wil play Alta Loma in a quarterfinal at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

King-Drew 84, Lancaster Desert Christian 51--Marvin Mills of King-Drew scored 21 points in the Consolation Quarterfinal. King-Drew is now 2-2 and Lancaster Desert Christian is 1-6.

Riverside ML King 72, Saugus 71--B.J. Willkomm scored 20 points and Sam Hein added 12 for Saugus, which lost an 11-point fourth-quarter lead at the Glendora tournament. Neil Diorio added 12 points, all on 3-pointers, for the Centurions (2-3), who play Brea Olinda tonight at 6:30 in pool play at Glendora High.  Saugus squandered a five point lead with 1:30 to play and missed a go ahead layup at the buzzer to lose by one.

Hesperia Christian Tournament
Pool Play

Apple Valley Christian 77, Vasquez 42--Senior 6'-1" guard Kevin Dillon scored 20 points to lead Apple Valley Christian (2-0). Spencer Mathis scored 20 points for Vasquez.
Senior 5-9 guard Marcus Miller had 15 points, three assists and three steals for Apple Valley Christian, which led 46-25 at halftime.  The Warriors play Arrowhead Christian Academy in the second round at 6 p.m. Friday. Vasquez plays Lucerne Valley at 3 p.m. Friday.

Arrowhead Christian 69, Lucerne Valley 30--
Senior 5-11 guard Josh Cloud scored a game-high 16 points and dished out three assists as the Eagles (4-1) routed the Mustangs in the first round of the Hesperia Christian Tournament. Junior 6-0 forward Mark Johnson added 13 points for ACA, which led 17-3 after the first quarter. The Eagles play Apple Valley Christian at 6 p.m. Friday. Josh Brown led Lucerne Valley with six points.

Hesperia Christian 87, Bloomington Christian 58--Josh Hamilton had 20 points, and Jesse McDonald had 18 points including 12 on three-pointers as the Patriots (2-2) defeated the Ravens (0-1) in the first round of the Hesperia Christian Tournament. Aja Ajawanchuku added 17 points for Hesperia Christian, which led 26-10 after the first quarter and 47-27 at halftime.  Senior 6-2 forward Shane Prince had 20 points for Bloomington Christian, while senior 6-4 center Justin Ziegler added 14.

Silver Valley 62, Victory Valley Christian 51--Junior 6'-1" forward Sidney Tharpe had 19 points and nine rebounds for Silver Valley (3-2). Bill Shroyer scored 14 points for Victor Valley Christian (0-3).  Sophomore 5-10 guard Lucas Blankenship added 17 points including 15 from three-point range seven assists and seven rebounds for Silver Valley, which plays Hesperia Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Hollywood HS Sheik Classic Tournament
Pool Play

Beverly Hills 54, Garfield 51--details not available.

Hollywood 83, Birmingham 67--Dominique Willis scored 30 points for Hollywood.

LA Jordan 60, Hawthorne 69--details not available.

Price 84, Blair 57--Oscar Edwards scored 16 points and Darren Morrison added 14 points for Price (6-0).

JW North Winter Classic Tournament

J.W. North 64, Riverside Christian 48--Marcus Slaughter scored 33 points for visiting Riverside North.

Temescal Canyon 86, Palo Verde 61--Matt Nunez scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds and Nigel Kelly scored 13 points to lead Temescal Canyon (5-1). Cameron Robinson scored 21 points for Palo Verde (2-2).

Victor Valley 58, Liberty 48--Senior 6-0 guard Kimo Brown scored 20 points as the Jackrabbits (4-2) defeated Liberty (0-2) at the J.W. North Tournament. Thim Thompson added 11 points for Victor Valley, which led 16-5 after the first quarter 30-22 at halftime.

La Jolla Tournament
Pool Play

St. Margaret's 76, Villanova Prep 38--Paul Janczyk scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Tartans (4-0) past the Wildcats. Jeff Schafer added 15 points with 10 assists and nine steals for St. Margaret's.

Sage Hill 59, Midway Baptist 35--Michael Fitzhugh had 20 points to lead Sage Hill (1-2).

La Quinta Tournament

University 85, Santa Ana Valley 58--Jon Asnon had 22 points and AJ Moskus had 21 for University (2-0). Martin Gonzalez scored 26 for Santa Ana Valley (2-2).

Milken "Hilltopper Classic" Tournament

Cathedral 73, Malibu 70--Alex Banks scored 42 points and was named tournament MVP as he led Cathedral (6-0) to the tournament championship.  Shane Mahoney of Malibu (3-3) scored 25 points.

Third Place

Milken 60, Valley Torah 47--Adam Mintz scored 15 points to lead Milken (5-2). Aaron Hecht scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Valley Torah (2-5).

Murrietta Valley "Californian Nighthawk Classic" Tournament

Corona 52, Murrieta Valley 57-- The Nighthawks played in fits and starts as the Panthers held off a fourth quarter comeback to stay undefeated on the season. Corona (6-0) used big runs at the beginning of the first and third quarters to distance itself just enough from Murrieta (0-2).  The Panthers opened the game with a 9-0 run, including an impressive one-handed dunk by Kevin Morrow, who split two Murrieta defenders and went right down the lane. Murrieta, which was led by A.J. McGregor's 20 points, took a 21-19 lead late in the second quarter on a 3-pointer by guard Nick Quick. A bucket at the buzzer by Chris Burgess gave the Nighthawks a 26-23 lead at the half.  Whatever momentum the Nighthawks gained did not carry over to the third quarter. The Panthers outscored Murrieta 25-11 in the frame and opened up a 48-36 lead on a basket and free throw by Mike Larson, who led Corona with 16 points.   The Nighthawks stormed back in the fourth quarter, closing the gap to 53-52 on a backdoor layup by Derrick Passow. Murrieta, however, was never able to tie or regain the lead. Larson closed out the game by sinking four straight free throws.  With six wins, Corona has nearly equaled its win total of seven from last season.

Newport Harbor Bill Reynolds Classic
Pool Play

El Toro 95, Wilmington Banning 53--Ryan Kim scored 15 points and Jonathan Johnson had eight steals for visiting El Toro (5-0).

Newport Harbor 65, Compton 48--Led by Nedm Pajevic with 19 points and 14 rebounds, the Sailors (3-0) defeated the Tarbabes (1-5).

Peninsula 71, Temecula Valley 68--Shawn Weinstein finished with 38 points, but it was a last-second 3-point basket by teammate Bryant Tan that gave Peninsula the 71-68 victory over Temecula Valley in pool play at the Newport Harbor Tournament. Weinsteinís performance comes after a 30-point effort Tuesday. Tam finished with 10 points. Peninsula (5-1) was down, 22-11, after the first quarter but fought back and had a 51-44 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Ocean View Tournament of Champions

Championship Round

Loyola 75, Clovis 58-- Kansas-bound Omar Wilkes scored 21 points to lead Loyola.

Ocean View 74, HH Wilson 61--Matt Sargent scored 30 points, including five three-pointers, and Greg Okwudibonye and Casey Ortiz combined to add 25 as the Seahawks (8-1) defeated the Wildcats (3-4). Michael Marino had 26 for Hacienda Heights Wilson.

Westchester 85, Ontario 60-- Trevor Ariza scored 26 points and Scott Cutley added 21 as Westchester (7-0) took a 21-8 first-quarter lead and was in control, 46-23, at halftime. Marcus Johnson finished with 11.

Villa Park 65, Claremont 57--details not immediately available.

Consolation Quarterfinal

Cajon 58, Serra 48--Serra freshman forward Justin Clardy scored 12 points, but the Cavaliers (0-6) fell behind 13-7 after the first quarter and never recovered in the second round.  Four starters are still playing football for Serra, which is getting off to a characteristically slow start due to the hand-shperoid distraction which ends this weekend with the finals.  Junior 6-6 forward Tony Danridge scored a game-high 24 points and also had 11 rebounds and two blocks to lead the Cowboys (1-2) over the Cavaliers in the consolation quarterfinals of the Ocean View Tournament of Champions. Senior 6-2 guard Demitri Landcaster added 13 points and four steals for Cajon, while sophomore 6-3 guard Adam Breeden had 10 points and three assists.  Cajon will play Ayala in the consolation semifinals at 7 p.m. today.

Riverside Kiwanis Tournament
Pool Play

Apple Valley 71, Colton 70--Will Logan had 23 points and Ernest Vanorsdell added 22 as the Sun Devils held off the Yellowjackets (4-2) in the second round of the Riverside Kiwanis Tournament.  Apple Valley led 36-26 before Colton mounted a rally in the second half. Bryan Sorensen had 16 points and seven rebounds to pace the Yellowjackets. Pierre Celestin added 14 points for Colton, which plays Ramona at 3 p.m. today.

Arlington 82, AB Miller 73--Junior 6-1 guard Chris Brown had a team-high 18 points and grabbed five rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Rebels (2-1) fell to the Lions (5-1) in the second round of the Riverside Kiwanis Tournament. Junior 6-2 guard Bobby Kovach added 15 points and nine rebounds for A.B. Miller, which plays Norco today at 4:30 p.m.

Loma Linda Academy 48, Jurupa Valley 32--Senior 5'-10" guard Ryan Prior scored 12 points for host Loma Linda Academy (4-1). Jurupa Valley is 0-4. Senior 6-5 forward Michael Stottlemeyer added eight points and eight rebounds as the Roadrunners (4-1) defeated the Jaguars (0-4) in the second round of the Riverside Kiwanis Tournament.  Loma Linda Academy will play Coachella Valley at 3 p.m. today at Ramona High School.

Rancho Verde 81, Ramona 57--Mike Jones had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Rancho Verde).  Sophmore guard Bryant Williams added 18 and senior guard Adrian Brown chipped in with 15. Rancho Verde improves to 1-1 and will play Apple Valley in the quarter-finals at Riverside Poly at 3pm on 12/12.

Rim of the World 64, Coachella Valley 62--
Junior 6-0 guard Shaun Giordano had 10 points including a game-winning three-pointer with 43 seconds left as the Fighting Scots (3-3) edged the Arabs (2-4) in the second round of the Riverside Kiwanis Tournament.  Senior 6-0 guard Kurt Oliver had a game-high 18 points, three rebounds and three assists for Rim of the World, which trailed 36-27 at halftime. The Scots went on a 15-2 run in the third period to erase the deficit.  Rim of the World plays Jurupa Valley at 6 p.m. today, while Coachella Valley will play Loma Linda Academy at 3 p.m. today at Ramona High School.

San Gorgornio 76, La Sierra 49--Senior 6-4 guard Khorry Lewis had 24 points to lead the Spartans (6-0) over the Eagles (1-2) in the second round of the Riverside Kiwanis Tournament. Jacob Daigle added 16 points for San G., which led 53-43 after three quarters and went on a 14-0 run to start the fourth.  Kevin Houston had 10 points for San G., which will play Rancho Cucamonga at 6 p.m. today.

Rowland Holiday Classic Tournament
Pool Play

Garey 65, Baldwin Park 44--details not available.

Pomona 50, Rosemead 42--details not available.

Rowland 79, La Puente 39--Airrion Moses scored 18 points for Rowland (2-0). La Puente is 0-3.

Western Christian 53, Nogales 45--details not available.

Thousand Oaks Rotary Invitational Tournament
Pool Play

Oxnard 77, Grant 39--Henry Patterson and Ivan Barragan each scored 19 to lead Oxnard (5-1) over Grant (3-2).

Western Tournament

Glenn 60, Westminster 39--Junior guard Davion Jackson scored 14 points and sophomore guard Luigi Pardini had 12 as the Eagles (3-2) won a pool-play game against the Lions (1-5) at Western High. Senior guard Kenny Leyva also scored 10 points for Glenn.

Western 55, Garden Grove 24--details not available.

Winter Slam Tournament (@ Cleveland HS)
Championship Quarterfinals

Agoura 62, Granada Hills 60 (OT)--Mike Castaneda had 22 for Granada Hills (3-3). Agoura is 5-1.

Hart 70, Sylmar 61--Joseph Dickson had 16 points for Sylmar (1-1). Hart is 3-0.


Roosevelt 81 San Fernando 57--Donte Jenkins had 23 points for San Fernando (0-6).

CIF-SS League Game Scores For Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002

Condor League

Cate 60, Cornerstone Christian 30--Sophomore guard Chris Tracy led the Rams with 11 points and junior center Savoi Wright added 10 in a Condor League opener at Cornerstone Christian in Camarillo. Cate is 4-1 overall.

CIF-SS Non-League Game Scores For Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002

Bethel Christian 63, La Verne Calvary Baptist 62--Drew Newton hit a layup at the end of regulation to lead Lancaster Bethel Christian (2-1). With Bethel Christian trailing 62-58, Josh Thies hit a three-point shot to pull the Eagles to within 62-61 before Newton's basket. Thies finished with nine points and Newton wound up with six.

Capistrano Valley 71, Woodbridge 64-- Capistrano Valley took a big early lead and held on to defeat Woodbridge, 71-64, in a nonleague game at Woodbridge High on Wednesday night. The Cougars (3-1) took control early, going on a 12-2 run for a 12-6 lead late in the first quarter. Capo Valley continued to roll. Kenny Chambers made a steal and passed to Justin Santiago for a layup, giving the Cougars a 27-17 lead with 3:09 remaining. The Cougars pressured the Warriors throughout the half, picking up nine steals. Capo Valley eventually jumped ahead, 31-17, but Woodbridge took advantage of some Capo Valley turnovers to go on a 6-0 run, cutting the deficit to 31-23 at the half. Led by David Burgess, the Warriors continued their comeback. Burgess had six points and three offensive rebounds in the quarter. Burgess had just three field goals for the game, but made 16 free throws to finish with 22 points. Woodbridge eventually took a 44-43 lead when Michael Moeller gathered an offensive rebound and scored with one minute remaining in the third quarter. Capistrano Valley regained the momentum, taking a 55-49 lead with 5:33 remaining in the game. The Warriors climbed to within one, but baskets by Chad DeCasas and Davis Baker gave the Cougars a five-point lead with two minutes remaining. Baker hurt the Warriors all night, finishing with a game-high 32 points. He also converted all six of his free throws in the fourth quarter. Woodbridge got no closer than three after that as the Cougars held on for the win.

Chaparral 59, Palm Springs 55--Dwain Williams scored 32 points for Chaparral (4-1).

Esperanza 62, La Habra 40--Mark Lovein scored 27 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead the host Aztecs past the Highlanders (3-2). Kyle Aurelio added 18 points, including a three-pointer, for Esperanza (4-1).

Foothill 52, Sonora 34--Brandt Bangs scored 19 to lead Foothill (3-2).

Indio 71, Brawley 60--The Rajahs (4-1) got nine 3-pointers from the duo of Jesus Perez and Daniel Cruz and a 26-point effort from Earl Isaacson in the victory.  Indio was down, 13-12 in the early going but went on a 22-10 run in the second quarter to build a lead. Perez finished with 24 points and Cruz also had 10 assists in addition to seven points. Matt Preciado scored seven points to go along with a strong defensive effort.

Katella 62, Magnolia 30--Elliott Tyson had 11 points for visiting Katella (3-2).

LA Lutheran 40, West Los Angeles Baptist 29--Kelley Johnson scored 19 points and Kevin Hirata added 13 rebounds and five assists for host LA Lutheran (2-2).

LB Wilson 72, Gahr 47-- Senior guard Kevin Crockett had 27 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Bruins (4-1) played suffocating defense in shutting down the
Gladiators (2-3) at home. Senior center Eric Williams had 16 points for Wilson. Senior guard Marques Williams scored 16 points for Gahr.

Mission Viejo 45, Fountain Valley 31--details not immediately available.

San Marino 61, Gabrielino 41--Andrew Grimes scored 18 points for host San Marino (2-3).

Savanna 67, Cypress 51--Led by Michael Fairchild with 24 points, the Rebels defeated the visiting Centurions (2-3). Curt Watson was 10 for 13 from the line and added 18 points for Savanna (2-3).

Troy 57, El Dorado 49--Twin brothers Trent and Travis Hardeman each had 15 points for Troy (4-1). Dustin Price paced El Dorado (2-3) with 23 points.

LA City Section Game Scores For Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002

Western League

Palisades 68, Venice 52-- Geoff Schwartz scored 16 points to lead Palisades (3-2, 1-0). Venice drops to 0-1.


Carson 93, Taft 58-- Host Taft of Woodland Hills had no answer for Maryland-bound Ekene Ibekwe, who scored 17 points and added seven blocks for Carson (4-0) in the nonleague game. With several team members out because of commitments to the football team, Jordan Farmar and Matt Cook picked up the scoring slack, accounting for 47 of the Toreadors' points. Sophomore guard Bryan Harvey scored a season-high 22 points for Carson.  Junior guard Marcus Malone also scored 14 points and junior guard Marquis Washington 11 for Carson, which took a 45-27 lead at halftime. Sam Hill also added 10 points for the Colts. Marcus Malone added 14 for Carson. Farmar connected on just eight of 25 shots while struggling with a thumb injury. Farmar, a junior, had been averaging better than 40 points a game.

Crenshaw 71, Washington 51--Sone Finister scored 14 points for host Crenshaw.

Narbonne 52, Bell 45--Sidney Ginyard led host Narbonne (4-3) with 14 points, including two 3-pointers.

Verdugo Hills 47, Eagle Rock 43 --Daniel Dingman put in 21 points to lead visiting Verdugo Hills (2-4). Eagle Rock drops to 1-2.

Lastly, as we've noted each day we've posted up scores and details, if you want up-to-the-minute scores the day of a game, we suggest you check with us on the SoCalHoops message forums or that you visit the Los Angeles Times' "Preps" section online scores.  The Times publishes and posts scores and limited detail (usually high scorers only) almost within minutes of a score being reported at their internet site which was re-launched last season.  They've got the manpower for such a task, and we're happy to recommend it to anyone with a serious (or even passing) interest in finding a score.   Seriously, this is a great service performed by the Times, which as we all know has plenty to atone for given what they've otherwise done to their prep print page in their various editions of the newspaper, especially when it comes to reporting during the basketball season.    If you have scores to report and want to see them posted within minutes, simply call the Times at 1-800-LATIMES and dial in extension 77151. Of course, you can also submit scores and details to the Times by e-mail to, but it's much more reliable to actually call and speak with a live person to insure that the paper gets the details, and it's a lot handier to use a phone than a computer (unless you've got a laptop with a wireless connection).   We also want to suggest that anyone with scoring details contact the other great regional papers in their areas.  All of these various regional outlets provide scores, stats and details, and collectively, they're an invaluable resource if you're interested in a particular area within SoCal.  If you are in the Inland Empire the paper to contact is the Riverside Press-Enterprise at (909) 684-1200.  For Orange County,  call the OC Register at 714-796-7804.  And if you're in any other area, well, there are a plethora of papers to report scores and details to (e.g., Ventura County Star; Santa Barbara News-Press; LA Daily News for the SFV; LB Press-Telegram for the 710/605 corridor; Pasadena Star News; San Bernardino County Sun; Redlands Daily Facts; etc).   And lastly, keep sending them in to us at SoCalHoops by e-mail at We can't promise to post them as quickly as the LA Times will, but we'll get to them eventually, usually by the next day.

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